Opening times for 2 December 2023
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Open dawn until dusk. No overnight camping.
St Agnes Ices (not National Trust) offer hot and cold drinks and snacks, including pasties, sandwiches and ice-cream. Available April to October.
Dogs welcome all year but under control, particularly around livestock grazing on Cubert Common and cliff edges
Found on the approach road to the car park. Baby change in the separate disabled toilet. Limited winter opening.
Blue Badge parking. Accessible toilet. Uneven ground. Poor phone signal.
Uneven path to the soft, sandy beach. Coastal and inland paths can be uneven and there are steps in places.
Leave A30 at junction signed Newquay/Indian Queens and take A39 then A392. Then follow A3075. Holywell is then accessed by unnamed roads via Cubert village.
Parking: National Trust car park at the end of Holywell village (TR8 5PF; SW767586). Parking free for National Trust members, National Trust for Scotland members and Blue Badge holders. Pay and display machines don't accept card payment, notes or issue change. You can also pay using PayByPhone. We suggest downloading the App before you visit as mobile reception can be patchy. Prices for non-members: £2 up to 1hr, £4 up to 4hrs, £8 all day.
Sat Nav: Holywell TR8 5PF
On the South West Coast Path
Newquay, 3.5 miles (5.6km) from Crantock
Go Cornwall Bus service number 85/85A from Newquay to Truro, via Crantock. The bus stops at Tregurth Inn, a 300 yards (275m) walk from the beach.
A long sweep of golden sand and a towering dune system.
A holy well can be found in a cave at the far end of the beach, accessible at low tide.
A small headland, with the remains of an Iron Age cliff castle.
Grassland registered an ancient common and Site of Special Scientific Interest, with a Bronze Age barrow on the southern side.
Holywell is the largest bay on this stretch of coast. From enjoying a peaceful walk to surfing on the beach, there is plenty to explore.
The Kelseys and Cubert Common can be found on the North Cornwall Coast. Discover more about these two areas.
Explore one of the most picturesque beaches in the UK and enjoy great views out to sea on the Holywell beach walk.
Discover plenty of opportunity to spot flora and wildlife in every season on this varied walk along the National Trust's coastline near Newquay.
Explore an easy 1-mile trail at the National Trust's Cubert Common in Cornwall and discover a wealth of nature and wildlife across open grassland. Look out for wildflowers and skylarks with sounds of the ocean to accompany you on this walk.
Only a stone's throw from the popular seaside towns of Perranporth and Newquay, Holywell and the surrounding coast offers you a haven of beaches, common land and coastline to explore.
Exposed rocky headlands sit alongside a spectacular sandy beach, perfect for surfing or making sandcastles. Discover the hidden gem that is Porth Joke, a small cove that remains untouched by commercialism.
There's lots of history to discover including the remains of an Iron Age castle on Kelsey Head, a Bronze Age barrow on Cubert Common and the holy well in a cave on the beach.
This is popular walking country with coastal routes taking in the contrasts of Kelsey Head and Cubert Common. Visitors to West Pentire in the early summer can catch sight of spectacular displays of wild flowers.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.